The Broadband Opportunity: The Time is Now

25 Feb 2014

Report Summary

Close the Gap: Strategies for Government - How can governments and countries change lives, increase prosperity and growth, and improve a wide range of essential services from education to healthcare?


Broadband is the catalyst to transformation when coupled with strategic economic and social development policies. By connecting people to each other and to vital information and services, broadband can create opportunities that yield social and economic impacts for communities, businesses, schools, hospitals, and families.The UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development sees broadband. 


The UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development sees broadband as a key driver in addressing the global challenges depicted in the Millennium Development Goals1 (MDGs) of the UN Millennium Declaration. The Commission’s objectives are striking in their simplicity: making broadband universal and affordable, connecting homes, and getting people online.


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